Shan Shan Lai Lei AKA Boss And Me First Impressions

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(Photos courtesy of Baidu and Youku)

I don’t write too many reviews but this show was uncharacteristically great and caught my attention from Episode 1. Alright, I was also watch for Zhang Han as well.

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Perfect Couple Episode 4 Recap – Jin Yu Liang Yuan (金玉良缘 )

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So I had to debate real hard whether or not to do this episode today after a full work day and then some. It’s a great episode, but it’s also mentally exhausting to recap Tong Hua’s stuff since she’s a master of prose and quips. Here goes. Episode 4 Recap

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金玉良缘 – Jin Yu Liang Yuan Perfect Couple – Episode 3 Recap

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Between work, writing my own novel, recapping a show I find myself exhausted on a sunday. Recapping a good drama takes time, espcially one that makes me laugh.  Also, I probably should get out more as I resemble more or less an albino bat than human being at this point. Hopefully people are enjoying this show as much as I am. But without much ado, recap 3:

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金玉良缘 – Jin Yu Liang Yuan Perfect Couple – Episode 2 Recap

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So, currently, I recap at the pace of a erratic snail on a slow sunday. Not because I don’t love the shows but there are a limited number of hours in the day and this post was finished at 5AM today.  But it shouldn’t get in the way of your enjoyment of this Jin Yu Liang Yuan.  I was surfing the net today and i found a blogger (http://www.thehungryegghead.com) who has mini-recapped all the way up to Ep. 9 the last time I went onto her blog. So please check that out! I find that the blogging community is a wonderful place and it’s always good to see everyone enjoying the same thing.

Okay. Episode 2 Recap.

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金玉良缘 aka Perfect Couple – Episode 1 Recap

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I nearly died from laughing after watching the  first 3 fantastic episodes of Perfect Couple. Words can not adequately describe how much fun it was to watch physical and verbal comedy done to perfection. While the first episode was slightly more introductory, the rest of them were just pure fun to watch.Tong Hua is a master of letting her readers visualize her story, which is one of the reasons why all her novels are hugely popular. Of course, her stories are always vastly complicated and always leaves the reader in a state of indecisive contentment (I will probably write more on this at the end of the recap)  I want to share my joy of watching a show that I didn’t press fast forward in at all, it’s something that should be enjoyed not just by those who speak Chinese but anyone who is a fan of Tong Hua. Now I’m off to watch the next 3 episodes and will try to recap as soon as I can!

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Lan Ling Wang, 兰陵王 Episode 16 Recap

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So one of the best and most intense Yu Wen Yong scenes comes to mind in this episode. At this point, anyone who reads my blog knows that I basically think that Yu Wen Yong is the best character in this show. I love this scene to bits, and for good reason.

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New Drama: New Detective Alliance – 新神探联盟 / Xin Shen Tan Lian Meng

 

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For anyone familiar with the legend of Bao Qing Tian, a genius judge , Gong Sun Zhe his clerk, and Zhan Zhao the fighter/detective know that this is one of the best bromances in Chinese Lore. Those three were the best crime fighting team in ancient china.  This story is basically going to follow a detective team comprised of Bao Zheng, Gong Sun Zhe and Zhan Zhao.  The men in this drama are not bad looking, I have to say that they are downright hot, all you have to do is look at George Hu in modern garb (Ignore the rooster hairstyle). Also, Dramapot wrote a pre-watch intro too, it’s entertaining and informative. Go over and peruse that site when you have a chance (I did and I have a lot of respect for her, she has a pretty extensive collection of goodies on dramas/news/variety on her site too.

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Lan Ling Wang, 兰陵王 Episode 15 Recap

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Oh LLW, why do give me some of your best episodes now and then decide to spiral into a heap of uncontrollable of waste that even a dung beetle wouldn’t dare touch. As for Yu Wen Yong, he remains the best written character in this drama. No wonder he united that part of China.

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Lan Ling Wang, 兰陵王 Episode 14 Recap

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The true culprits to Si Ye’s “treason” are revealed and everyone get’s their just desserts. Hello World! This week has been hectic as I’ve returned from a job fair and am beginning my 3 day vacation from a hectic work life. I will post  as much as I can while I sip margaritas and ponder about my future career steps. That being said, this is a much better episode than ep 13 and it only gets better from here. 

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Lan Ling Wang, 兰陵王 Episode 13 Recap

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Si Ye and Xue Wu’s relationship hangs in the balance and outside forces try to wedge all sorts of obstacles. Also can I just say, Feng Shao Feng, in this scene I saw a glimmer of true and unadulterated acting that I’m surprised was in you. Good for you man.

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Lan Ling Wang, 兰陵王 Episode 12 Recap

 

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LLW has one thing going for it in these episodes, its that things move faster than a energizer bunny rabbit. Even though Xue Wu believes that Si Ye’s main wife, the one he is fated to be with, the one named Lady Zhen, this episode is really fun.  This is a good episode, even if it doesn’t have my Yu Wen Yong in it.

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Lan Ling Wang, 兰陵王 Episode 11 Recap

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Political intrigue at its best is when the players operate in both the open and the shadows. The deadly dance of power between Yu Wen Hu and Yu Wen Yong is engrossing for the viewer because neither can afford to underestimate the other, to do so means a certain, horrible death. Beneath the flowery language lies two vicious animals with bloodlust in their eyes.

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Lan Ling Wang, 兰陵王 Episode 10 Recap

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Sometimes knowing how things will end is like throwing a bucket of ice water on a puppy in the middle of winter, and that’s how I feel about the lovers in this episode. Luckily, things zip along so speedily that it won’t take long for the lovers to find away around it.

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Lan Ling Wang, 兰陵王 Episode 9 Recap

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The story is progressing nicely, if anyone is following this story, you can see that both leading men has kissed the girl (though neither did it for romantic purposes). Both men has hugged and declared their love for the girl. Both are flawed beings with painful pasts who look at Xue Wu as if she is their only reason.

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Lan Ling Wang, 兰陵王 Episode 8 Recap

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Nothing says “I care about you” like a forced kiss (NOT REALLY, I do not condone that kind of behavior). The good parts all came from Yu Wen Yong. Daniel, you were amazing in this drama, even when it decided to go into the crapper post ep. 22.

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